Clayton L. Lines, a beloved member of the Marble Rock community, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at the age of 88, surrounded by his family at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center.
A funeral service for Clayton Lines will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2023 at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home in Charles City with Pastor Dennis Burns officiating. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Marble Rock.
Visitation will be on Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home and will continue one hour before the service at the funeral home on Friday.
Clayton Lowell Lines, born on March 20, 1935, to Lowell and Doris Gail Hubbard Lines in Charles City, Iowa, left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
Clayton graduated from Marble Rock High School in 1953, showcasing his resilience in the face of adversity as he battled Rheumatic Fever, which led him to miss the final weeks of his senior year. Despite health challenges preventing him from serving in the United States Armed Services, Clayton dedicated many years to farming alongside his father, Lowell.
His career took a turn when he started driving grain trucks for Danny Hillman Trucking, collecting farm grain for delivery to River Terminals. Later, Clayton transitioned to driving for Bush Hog, transporting White tractor parts from the Charles City Plant to Cold Water, Ohio, with a driving partner, Gene. He retired due to health problems, leaving behind a legacy of hard work and determination.
On April 16, 1966, Clayton married the love of his life, Marvelyn Ashley. Their love story began at the Surf Ballroom, and they continued to share their passion for dancing throughout the years. Clayton is survived by his devoted wife Marvelyn, his sons Roy (Kelli) and Brian (Amy Michelle), and his daughter Amy Carol (Wayne Schubert). He leaves behind a cherished legacy through his grandchildren Ethan, Logan, Ashley, Cayden, Weston, and Brennon, as well as great-grandchildren Carter, Jaydean, Lilli, and River Reighn.
Clayton is preceded in death by his parents Lowell and Gail Lines, parents-in-law Frank and Frances Ashley, brother-in-law Martin Ashley, and grandson Everette Griffin Lines. Clayton’s memory lives on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him, and his legacy will forever be etched in the fabric of the Marble Rock community.